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I am NOT old enough !!! 27 stages of moving to a retirement community

  • Wed, November 20, 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education,
  • 142


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Wednesday November 13
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Are you noticing (or perhaps denying) subtle signs of aging every now and then?  Wondering whether raking leaves, shoveling snow or even going up stairs might possibly, some day, become a challenge?  one option is moving to a retirement community.  You can start in independent living and get more assistance as  you need it.  But waiting lists are long and you need to plan ahead.

Hilde Adler, a retired physical education teacher and UW faculty wife, has written a humorous, autobiographical reflection on her 27 stages of moving to a retirement community - moving from "I'd never consider it!" to "I am so glad I did it!" with 25 stops along the way  She has written it in two voices, that of her heart and that of her head.  in this session, Adler will read excerpts from these reflections, taking the voice of her heart.  Mary Metz, her sidekick for this presentation and a retired sociologist of education, will read the voice of her head.

Interspersed with these reading, the two of them, representing, respectively, five and one plus years of experience in a retirement community, will entertain questions / facilitate discussion on the 27 stages.  They bring neither expertise nor research on this topic.  They do bring reflection on life experience, and their own and their friends', a keen interest in observing their surroundings, and a sense of humor.


Food pantry contribution:  

The pantry recipient for this event is Grace Episcopal Church.  Cash and checks payable to Grace Food Pantry will be accepted.


Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

Here is a link to the Oakwood Village University Woods campus map showing the location of underground parking lot and surface parking spaces. The location of the Arts and Education Center is also highlighted in yellow.


Advance registration is required. You are encouraged to register online.  If you have not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough handouts available.  If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

To register by phone or email, call or email 

UW-Madison Retirement Association
21 N Park St, Room 7205
Madison WI 53715-1218

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